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ˌʌn əˈwɛərun·aware

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unaware, incognizantadjective

    (often followed by `of') not aware

    "seemed unaware of the scrutiny"; "unaware of the danger they were in"; "unaware of the newborn hope"; "the most unaware person I've known"


  1. unawareadjective

    not aware or informed; lacking knowledge

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unaware, Unawaresadverb

    Etymology: from aware, or wary.

    It is my father’s face,
    Whom, in this conflict, I unawares have kill’d. William Shakespeare.

    Firm we subsist; yet possible to swerve,
    And fall into deception unaware. John Milton.

    A pleasant beverage he prepar’d before,
    Of wine and honey mix’d; with added store
    Of opium: to his keeper this he brought,
    Who swallow’d unawares the sleepy draught,
    And snor’d secure. Dryden.

    ’Tis a sensation like that of a limb lopp’d off; one is trying every minute unawares to use it, and finds it is not. Alexander Pope.

    Take heed lest you fall unawares into that inconvenience you formerly found fault with. Edmund Spenser.

    Lest destruction come upon him at unawares, and let his net that he hath hid, catch himself. Psalm xxxvi. 8.

    My hand, unawares to me, was, by the force of that endeavour it just before employed to sustain the fallen weight, carried up with such violence, that I bruised it. Boyle.

    He breaks at unawares upon our walks,
    And, like a midnight wolf, invades the fold. Dryden.

    Though we live never so long, we are still surprized: we put the evil day far from us, and then it catches us unawares, and we tremble at the prospect. William Wake.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unawareadjective

    not aware; not noticing; giving no heed; thoughtless; inattentive

  2. Unawareadverb


Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unaware

    un-a-wār′, adv. without being or making aware: suddenly: unexpectedly—also Unawares′.—At unawares, unexpectedly, at a sudden disadvantage.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unaware' in Adjectives Frequency: #934

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unaware in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unaware in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of unaware in a Sentence

  1. Scotty James:

    Of course, the Olympics is a huge corporation so I am sure, from experience, they don’t miss a beat on anything when it comes to safety and security. i went back to Australia (in late 2019), obviously completely unaware of what was about to happen.

  2. Brian Dowling:

    The product was supplied to us by a third party, and we are looking into this matter further, we were previously unaware of any issue as it relates to the specific sale of this product at our stores.

  3. Sidney Madwed:

    Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives. Unfortunately most of us are completely unaware of this fact and we do not monitor our thoughts with the care needed so that we can create in our lives the results we say we want. Since the great majority of people do not feel worthy and deserving of abundant good fortune, radiant good health and total success in all areas of their lives that overriding thought pattern controls the results people get. The first order of business of anyone who wants to enjoy success in all areas of hisher life is to take charge of the internal dialogue they have and only think, say and behavior in a manner consistent with the results they truly desire.

  4. Kershaw County Humane Society:

    We were unaware of the former employee’s actions and are truly shocked and heartbroken, our dedicated staff will continue with our mission to serve the lost and homeless pets of Kershaw County.

  5. Elizabeth Barnett:

    If these animals are in schools or child care centers, families may want to call this information to the attention of school authorities as they may be unaware of the risk.

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